In Honor of International Babywearing Week

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Next week, October 7-13, 2013, is International Babywearing Week!

There are so many things I enjoy about wearing my babies and toddlers: the ease and convenience, the closeness, the ability kiss and sniff their little heads as many times as I please, seeing them enjoy it just as much as I do, the effectiveness (when my middle daughter was an infant, we called the Ergo our ‘instant sleep machine’).

But there is something else I love about it too.  As a woman who tried, but did not achieve a pregnancy, there is something so healing about having my baby wrapped tightly to my belly.  To have her be so relaxed right up against me.  Feeling her every hiccup and tiny movement.  To have her so close that I forget where her skin ends and mine begins.  I wasn’t able to be the one to carry her for those first 9 months, but I can now.

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Pictured carriers include a Moby wrap, Mei Tai, and Ergo

 

There is this quote that used to break my heart a little any time I came across it:

“Nobody will ever know the strength of my love for you, after all you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside”

Well, it doesn’t carry the same sting for me any more.  I’m pretty sure my angels are familiar with the sound of my heart…

as they should be, since it beats their names.

7 comments on “In Honor of International Babywearing Week”

  1. I love baby wearing! I find that it is a great way to bond yet still get things done, especially since I work all day out of the house and sometimes the baby only wants mama. My husband is a fan too, with his Star Wars decorated Boba.

  2. These pictures are so cute. I liked to wear the babies in a sling when I had a baby solo, but since I rarely had one w/o the other around, it didn’t happen as often as I would have liked. We did go through a phase where we wore the baby carriers (similar to the Bjorn – had plastic clips and stuff) instead of strollers, but that phase was short-lived and lasted only until they got a bit too heavy (hubby is the ultimate complainer and used to complain about his back hurting).

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